- Correction: Illinois-Stout Defense story Updated: Oct-08-15 9:01 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - In a story Oct. 7 about Illinois' stout defense, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the score of the loss at North Carolina was 28-14. It was 48-14.
- Illini look to Hill, Nunn, but lose Black for 4-6 weeks Updated: Oct-08-15 8:41 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois coach John Groce knows he wants juniors Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn to become the leaders and top performers on a young, relatively inexperienced team.
- Illinois confirms Ferguson will miss game at No. 22 Iowa Updated: Oct-08-15 8:39 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois says starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss Saturday's game at No. 22 Iowa with a shoulder injury.
- Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope Updated: Oct-08-15 7:52 pm
CHICAGO - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.
- A look at Chicago's Tribune Tower as it goes up for sale Updated: Oct-08-15 7:33 pm
CHICAGO - A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, is up for sale. Tribune Media Co. announced Thursday that it has hired real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured to explore a sale or find a partner to help redevelop the building, which is home to the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Media phrased the move as an exploration of "strategic monetization alternatives." The building sits on 3 acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue. Here are some features of the historic edifice that make it significant:
- Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 pm
CHICAGO - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
- Chicago officials say cab strike over Uber had little impact Updated: Oct-08-15 6:55 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago officials say a strike called by a taxi association to protest a proposal to allow ride-booking companies access to the city's airports had little impact on travelers.
- Cutler mending as injuries mount on Bears' offense Updated: Oct-08-15 6:49 pm
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - All around him, Jay Cutler sees teammates going down.
- Illinois coach wants program to reflect him after troubles Updated: Oct-08-15 6:40 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Even before now-former players accused him of running a racially hostile program, Illinois women's basketball coach Matt Bollant sensed the atmosphere in the locker room and the tone of the program needed to change.
- Democrats warn Illinois could go broke without state budget Updated: Oct-08-15 6:09 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois will run out of money to operate in a matter of months if lawmakers can't agree on a state budget, top Democrats warned Thursday, but they reiterated they won't bow to Gov. Bruce Rauner's demands to weaken public-worker unions for a deal.
- Tribune Media considering sale of landmarked headquarters Updated: Oct-08-15 5:11 pm
CHICAGO - Tribune Media says it's hired a real estate investment banker to explore the sale of its Tribune Tower, its headquarters that sits on three acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue.
- Kenosha man struck and killed by Metra commuter train Updated: Oct-08-15 5:06 pm
KENOSHA, Wisconsin - Authorities say a man died when he was struck by a Metra commuter train in Kenosha.
- The Latest: Chicago Public Schools mum on indictment Updated: Oct-08-15 4:58 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):
- EPA pushes for 'smart thermostats' as way to limit pollution Updated: Oct-08-15 4:06 pm
CHICAGO - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made an impassioned push Thursday for homeowners to adopt Wi-Fi-enabled "smart thermostats" as a way to limit carbon pollution and improve public health.
- Illinois-Iowa Capsule Updated: Oct-08-15 3:45 pm
Illinois (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 22 Iowa (5-0, 1-0) Noon. (ESPN2)
- Anonymity is goal for guys working on football chain gangs Updated: Oct-08-15 2:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - They are there every football game, those men in caps and vests moving in unison on the sideline following every play. The sideline crew "chain gang" plays a vital role marking the line of scrimmage and distance for a first down and keeping track of the downs.
- Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans Updated: Oct-08-15 12:14 pm
CHICAGO - Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a paradox known among scientists, and now researchers think they may have an explanation - one they say might someday lead to new ways to protect people from cancer.
- Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed Updated: Oct-08-15 10:44 am
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mostly lower in early trading Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- 2 Illinois congressmen heading to Cuba on Sunday for ag trip Updated: Oct-08-15 9:23 am
GALESBURG, Illinois - U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis say they're traveling to Cuba as part of an agricultural trade mission.
- EXCHANGE: Sudzy Bath and Biscuits in Anna caters to canines Updated: Oct-08-15 6:34 am
ANNA, Illinois - Going out of town or have to be away from your home but have no arrangement for your canine? Kimberly Adams, owner of Sudzy Bath & Biscuits in Anna has a solution.
- Group says interest in Chicago Halloween parade growing Updated: Oct-08-15 5:15 am
CHICAGO - Organizers of an inaugural Chicago Halloween parade say they expect at least 4,000 people to participate.
- Impact of Chicago Marathon felt from now to Sunday event Updated: Oct-08-15 5:06 am
CHICAGO - The impact of the Chicago Marathon will be increasingly felt from now until the big event Sunday.
- Chicago Democrats to meet to fill seat of late Rep. Golar Updated: Oct-08-15 4:05 am
CHICAGO - Democrats have started the process of choosing a replacement for the late state Rep. Esther Golar of Chicago.
- Illinois approves 3,100 medical marijuana patients Updated: Oct-08-15 4:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 100 more approval letters sent in September.
- Urbana schools ease fingerprint requirement for volunteers Updated: Oct-08-15 3:39 am
URBANA, Illinois - School district officials in Urbana have decided to lift a requirement for prospective student tutors or supervised volunteers to undergo fingerprint background checks.